Section 19 in The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991

Title: Power to delegate

Description: The Central Government may, by notification, delegate, subject to such conditions and limitations as may be specified in the notification, such of its powers and functions under this Act (except the power under section 23) as it may deem necessary or expedient to any person (including any officer, authority or other agency).

Title: Protection of action taken in good faith

Description: No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Government or the person, officer, authority or other agency in respect of anything which is done or intended to be done in good faith in pursuance of this Act or the rules made or orders or directions issued thereunder.

Title: Advisory Committee

Description: (1) The Central Government may, from time to time, constitute an Advisory Committee on the matters relating to the insurance policy under this Act. (2) The Advisory Committee shall consist of (a) three officers representing the Central Government; (b) two persons representing the insurers; (c) two persons representing the owners; and (d) two persons from amongst the experts of insurance or hazardous substances. to be appointed by the Central Government. (3) The Chairman of the Advisory Committee shall be one of the members representing the Central Government, nominated in this behalf by that Government.

Title: Effect of other laws

Description: The provisions of this Act and any rules made thereunder shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any other law.

Title: Power to make rules

Description: (1) The Central Government may, by notification, make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act. (2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely— 1[ (a) the maximum amount for which an insurance policy may be taken out by an owner under sub-section (2A) of section 4; (aa) the amount required to be paid by every owner for being credited to the Relief Fund under sub-section (2C) of section 4; (ab) the manner in which and the period within which the amount received from the owner is required to be remitted by the insurer under sub-section (2D) of section 4; 2(ac) establishment and maintenance of fund under sub-section (3) of section 4; (b) the form of application and the particulars to be given therein and the documents to accompany such application under sub-section (2) of section 6; (c) the procedure for holding an inquiry under sub-section (4) of section 7; (d) the purposes for which the Collector shall have powers of a Civil Court under sub-section (5) of section 7; (e) the manner in which notice of the offence and of the intention to make a complaint to the Central Government shall be given under clause (b) of section 18; (f) any other matter which is required to be, or may be, prescribed. (3) Every 3[ rule or scheme] made under this Act shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in session for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the 3[ rule or scheme] or both Houses agree that the 3[ rule or scheme] should not be made, the 3[ rule or scheme] shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that 3[ rule or scheme]. 1 Ins. by Act 11 of 1992, s. 7 (w.e.f. 31-1-1992). 2 Clause (a) shall be re-lettered as clause (ac) by s. 7, ibid. (w.e.f. 31-1-1992). 3 Subs. by s. 7, ibid., for "rule" (w.e.f. 31-1-1992).

The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991